Mozambique LNG to use Air Products’ Technology

Air Products has signed an agreement with CCS JV to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related services to the first onshore LNG project in Mozambique. CCS JV is a consortium contracted by Total E&P Mozambique Area 1 for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a natural gas liquefaction facility on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado Province.

Under the agreement, Air Products will provide two coil-wound main cryogenic heat exchangers (MCHE) for the project. The MCHEs will operate at the site as part of two separate LNG production trains with a combined capacity of approximately 13 million tonnes per year of LNG from the Golfinho/Atum natural gas fields in Mozambique. Air Products will build the MCHEs at its Port Manatee, Florida manufacturing facility.

“We have been tasked with building the first onshore LNG export facility in Mozambique and one of the most efficient facilities in the LNG space. We are carefully selecting reliable and experienced technology providers and under this perspective the benefits of Air Products involvement are clearly consistent,” said Roberto Uberti, CCS JV chairman.

“Our LNG heat exchangers are in operation around the world, and when this project goes onstream we can add Mozambique to the growing list of countries where we play a key role in meeting the world’s clean energy needs through the production of LNG,” stated Samir Serhan, executive vice president at Air Products.

Air Products is also involved with the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project, the first offshore FLNG project in Mozambique, which is expected to begin production in 2022.